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How can I help prevent termites from invading my Temecula home?
One of the main services we provide Temecula residents and business owners is termite inspection and termite control. However, we’re really big on termite prevention too. So, what can you do to prevent termites from invading your Temecula home or business?
Fortunately, there are actually several actions you can take to reduce the likelihood that termites will want to call your Temecula structure and property home.
For instance, if you use wood to heat your home or have bonfires, it helps to store it away from your home’s foundation. The same is true if you use mulch in your landscaping. This can help a lot with termite prevention.
Additionally, if you have tree trunks and roots, grade stakes, or old form boards near your Temecula area home’s foundation, getting rid of those as well can go along way with regard to preventing termites.
Another action you can take is to keep moisture at a minimum in and around your Temecula home or business because termites thrive in wet environments. One way to do this is to use a dehumidifier. Other options include repairing leaky faucets and water pipes, or fixing rotten roof shingles or fascia.
Conducting regular inspections is also important for termite prevention and control. This requires knowing what to look for when doing your own termite inspection. Some of the signs that indicate you may have a termite problem in your Temecula home or business include:
- Mud tubes around your home’s exterior
- Wood in your home that, when tapped, has a hollow sound
- Wood that appears dark or blistered
- Paint with bubbles or cracks
- Sawdust-looking piles (which are actually termites feces)
If you notice any of these, it’s possible that termites have taken residence in your Temecula home or business.
You can also call Knockout for a regular termite inspection, in which one of our trained professionals will come out and do a thorough inspection of your Temecula structures and property. This is definitely recommended if you suspect that you may have termites so we can begin termite treatments immediately.
If you’d like to learn more about termite prevention or are ready to schedule an appointment for a termite inspection of your Temecula residence or business place, contact us today. The sooner you can get rid of these pests, the less damage they can do.